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"La Flèche", land of diversity

La Flèche and its region get their own uniqueness from a particular geographical location and historical and cultural past.

The natural attractiveness of its territory and its resources, as well as the influence of famous historical figures, will have contributed over the centuries to forging the city from the “Sarthe” Region that we know today.

Cultivating a certain art of living, steeped in tradition, the “Pays Fléchois” is part of a reasoned local and regional development policy.

With its historical past, the diversity of its territory, and its cultural and tourist heritage, the “Pays Fléchois” offers many attractions that Le Gentleman invites you to discover.

unmissable places

le zoo de la flèche
Explore one of the most beautiful animal parks in Europe !

Stroll through a park of over 18 hectares and discover nearly 1,500 animals from 5 continents.

le prytanée militaire
Visit one of the most prestigious schools in France !

Discover this prestigious school, founded in the 17th century, from the Henri IV and Gallieni quarters to the Cour d'Honneur, known as Austerlitz.

le mans
the legendary "grands prix"

Le Gentleman welcomes you to experience the grand prix cars and motorcycles on the fabulous Le Mans circuit.

Every year, in May, experience the passion of the Moto Grand Prix (GPM), and in June the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans Autos.

Every two years in July, the Le Mans Classic brings the 24-hour epic to life.

culture et tradition

City and country of art and history

Its geographical location naturally places “La Flèche” at the crossroads of major land navigation routes. From the Middle Ages, La Flèche notably became this obligatory passage of the “royal road” connecting Paris to the west of France, towards the “Duché de Bretagne”.

Throughout its history, La Flèche retains the fervent attachment it has aroused among emblematic characters. Guillaume Fouquet de la Varenne, Henri IV and Marie de Médicis not only contributed to the influence of La Flèche but also allowed it to enter the great book of the History of France.

Preserved vestiges, numerous historical, religious or secular sites, testify like an open book of the architectural and cultural development of the “Fléchois” country.

le château du lude
an emblematic place of "la Sarthe"

Visit this magnificent castle, one of the few of this magnitude to have been inhabited for 260 years!

Explore its gardens and experience cultural and festive events all year round!

l'abbaye de solesmes
culture and spirituality

Dominating the banks of the Sarthe river, the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Pierre de Solesmes is the center of Gregorian chant.

The office of the monks in charge of the Abbey is always a very emotional moment.

the city of "plantagenet"
le mans, city of art and history

Le Mans, cradle of the Plantagenêt dynasty, deserves to be lingered there to discover its many treasures.

Wander the picturesque alleys lined with half-timbered houses and Renaissance mansions ...

The Saint-Julien cathedral, one of the largest in France, is particularly remarkable.

escape destination

La Flèche, a land of well-being

To the rich heritage of the “Pays Fléchois”, we must add the topographical diversity of its territory allowing multiple leisure activities. The Loir valley, the Monnerie lake, the hiking trails offer everyone different ways to visit the region.

With family, friends or during a romantic weekend, the hotel Le Gentleman is your base for a stay of encounters and discoveries.

Gastronomy, exhibitions, cultural events, we are at your disposal to advise you.

To each his own adventure

Water sports, equestrian sports ..., La Sarthe offers a wide variety of leisure activities for young and old!

discover our secrets

The "Pays Fléchois" offers very famous circuits for hikers and cyclists.

You can also decide to stroll as you wish in the forests and flower-filled parks.

let yourself be tempted

Take advantage of your stay to discover the sweet and savory flavors of our gastronomy and the know-how of our artisans and producers.